Jul 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
for business. and what better way than to celebrate another world class construction project the panama canal. >> the excuse was the panama canal had been a proposition before congress for some time to have something to celebrate like the panama canal. of course the people of san francisco wanted it to show that they rebuilt their city and you know, one of the slogans was the city that knows how. >> reporter: so was born the concept for the panama pacific international exposition. the world's fair of 1915. raising as much as $16 million and beats cities such as san diego, washington, d.c. and new orleans. san francisco won the federal government's designation to hold the official fair to honor the opening of the panama canal. and with dry land as a premium, fair organizers decided to make land. and build the fair in a marshy area on the north shore of san francisco, edged with creeks and coves. work began in 1911. and that's where the sand came in. this is filmore street in the marina district. today the bay lies about a block and half that way. but the shoreline used to be across the street.
Jul 22, 2012 8:00pm EDT
were then military interventions. went to panama. went to bosnia. desert storm, of course. by the time 9/11 came, i had a lot of field time. and i had a lot of combat time as a bystander. usually as a terrified bystander. it was a little uncomfortable, because a lot of guys in the military had no exposure to war. there would ask me sometimes, "what is it like?" i had to say, i am not a soldier. i do not participate. i just watch it happen and write about it. then, of course, 9/11 came. we went to afghanistan and iraq. pretty soon, we have a whole generation of really combat hardened veterans. >> different organizations to work for? >> time magazine, when i was in africa. i worked at "the washington star" for a year before it collapsed. i went to the l.a. times and covered the pentagon. i worked for a small newspaper wire service in washington, a great job. it folded and i went to the baltimore sun. they laid me off when they were closing the washington bureau. i went to aol, a little website called "politics daily." the net merged with the huffington post, i went to the huffington post
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
! let's get to the boards. one or two things going on we want you to know about. panama city, florida, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. and look at reno. when you send in the twitter pictures, we look at them and put one or two on the air. 13 states with heat watching, warnings, or advisories today. some facing record temperatures. this looks like this range of heat right here will last into probably thursday in the middle of the country. we'll talk a lot about that in the headlines as we go through. there's the opportunity to get a couple of doses of rain in the spots that are heavy in red. into thelready well 70's and highs today will be in the mid 90's today and tomorrow. a few thunderstorms this evening and by >> all of that weather was brought to you by target. and now, let's get to our dear friend, josh elliott. good morning, josh. >>> our good friend mehmet oz is back with us this morning. we look at the latest episode of the unbelievably gripping "new york med." we get access to the top hospital. we find out what goes on behind the closed doors of the staff loun